Thumbnail, 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A GORGEOUS, gemmy and lustrous, yellow-green brazilianite crystal with a distinctive, complex termination. This is CLASSIC, OLD-TIME material from the original 1940s finds Type Locality at Corrego Frio. The color and form is distinct...nothing like it out there! The specimen is complete all-around, with only a growth contact, no damage, on one side. Note the intense color and the clarity in a large segment of the upper part of the crystal...not just translucent but truly gem quality transparent: This gemmy beauty has high-grade cutting rough. Ex. George Elling Collection. 7 grams.